Are you currently in employment? Delivered flexibly using a mix of online, distance and face-to-face learning, in the Business (Professional Development) (Hons) programme at Solent University you’ll study a range of theories and concepts to help you develop in your current role and build a platform for further professional development.
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Students study a range of theories and concepts relevant to contemporary business issues and the management of change - developing the flexibility, knowledge, skills and confidence to expand their role and improve career prospects.

Through four intensive weekend tuition sessions, online study and workplace learning, students are able to tailor their studies to their current employment and develop specialised knowledge and skills, as well as building a foundation for future studies and professional development.

Career Opportunities

The Business (Professional Development) (Hons) programme at Solent University will deliver the skills and knowledge you need to advance in your current organisation, or to apply for higher-level business roles at organisations across the public and private sectors.

Recent graduates have pursued a variety of careers in roles such as:

  • Warrant officer
  • Operations manager
  • Senior manufacturing manager
  • Area manager (NHS)

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work-based Project Preparation
  • Management of Change
  • Project Literature Review
  • Current Business Issues
  • Comparative Business Models
  • Work-based Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Merit profile at FHEQ Level 5 of a Business related HND
  • Successful completion of a relevant FDA
  • Successful completion of level 5 of a relevant and comparable degree
  • Successful completion of a business HND or equivalent course
  • Participants will normally be engaged in suitable employment (paid or unpaid)

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7960 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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